My Schedule

A list of author appearances, book signings, etc.

More events are being discussed and planned. Check back often for updates.

Note: All times are local… Milwaukee is Central time and Indiana is Eastern time, for those not initiated in such things.






July 11Book signing, Edinburgh Wright-Hageman Public Library, 119 W. Main Cross St., Edinburgh, Indiana

July 31: Radio interview aired on the Lake Effect program on WUWM 897. FM (Milwaukee).

Aug. 1: Book signing/extravaganza. Wine, cheese, jazz music, a talk by me on the making of the Buddy book, Milwaukee Artists Resource Network, 5407 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee

Aug. 4: Private book signing, Hoffman/Hoffmann family reunion, Clintonville, Wis.

Aug. 11: Book signing, Starbucks, 1585 N. National Road, Columbus, Indiana

Aug. 16: Book signing/program, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus, Indiana

Sept. 23: Fox-6 TV in Milwaukee, 8:45 a.m. LIVE, in-studio interview with Brad Hicks on the Weekend Wake Up Show.

Sept. 25: Book signing/program, Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

Oct. 6: Featured speaker at The 2012 Writers Conference at the Crump Theatre, 425 Third St., Columbus, Indiana. Sponsored by Pen It! Magazine. Spoke on journalism and a little on my book.

Oct. 13, Program/book signing at the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse,  6823 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

Oct. 13, Book signings at Costco Warehouse, 950 Port Washington Road, Grafton, Wisconsin and at Costco Warehouse, 443 Pewaukee Road, Pewaukee, Wisconsin


Jan. 8, Wauwatosa Historical Society event: program and book signing, First Congregational Church, 1511 Church St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Jan. 23, Private book club event in Franklin, Indiana.

Jan. 23, Book signing at 66 Water Street Arts Cafe, 66 S. Water St., Franklin, Indiana.

March 19, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program at the  UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. (The Plankinton Building), Milwaukee.

March 21, Program at Wauwatosa Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 W. Chestnut St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

June 22, July 20 and August 17, at the Bartholomew County Writers Group table at The Columbus City Farmers Market. Columbus, Indiana.


August 19, 7 p.m., multimedia presentation/book signing at Yes Cinema, 328 Jackson St., Columbus, IN 47201. (812) 378-0377. Also a benefit for the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Care Center, a nonprofit agency helping out folks in central Columbus. $1 admission goes to the center. Concessions proceeds go to the center. $1 from the sale of each book goes to the center. Experts will speak on societal subjects that are introduced in the book.


November 9, Greenwood (Ind.) Public Library local author fair. 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, Indiana.


March 28-29Indiana Authors Book Signing at the Jennings County Public Library in North Vernon.

June 16: Presenting at the Central Indiana Writers Association monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Greenwood, Indiana.

Sept. 27: Edgerton (Wis.) Sterling North Book and Film Festival, Edgerton High School. Several authors and film types gave presentations, and many more sold books. I gave presentations on my book. The event is named for Thomas Sterling North, an author who went by Sterling North professionally and was born on the shores of Lake Koshkonong, a few miles from Edgerton, Wisconsin, in 1906.


April 6: Taught at the Scribblers Writing Club on conducting personal interviews. We meet at Sogna Della Terra bakery and coffeeshop, 901 Washington St, Columbus, Indiana.

April 25: Presented “RESEARCHING NONFICTION: From personal interviews to document discovery” at the Spring Writers Conference, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Yes Cinema, 328 Jackson St., Columbus, Indiana. Info: Debi Stanton, 812-371-4128 or

July 18: Taught a class at AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop, 234 Brook St. Unit 2, Waukesha, WI 53188. Title was: “RESEARCHING NONFICTION AND TURNING IT INTO FICTION.”

Nov. 21: Author’s Fair at the Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus, IN


Feb. 3: Presentation at the White River branch of the Johnson County Public Library, Greenwood, IN 46142-1563.

April 3: I read about Vivian Carter, a pioneering African-American deejay and record producer during a book launch event for Louise Hillery’s “Bold Women in Indiana” at Hotel Indigo, 400 Brown St., Columbus, IN

April 9: I was part of a panel for the Young Authors & Illustrators Forum, for kids age 10 and up, at the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus, IN.

May 28: Pen It! Publications Authors Fair, Edinburgh Premium Outlets, Edinburgh, Indiana.

Oct. 7-9: Imaginaium Convention, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky. Served as a panel expert at the following sessions: Historical Writing; New Author Boot Camp; Faith in Fiction; Breaking into Freelance Writing; Homonymns, Semi-Colons, Serial Commas, Oh My!

4 thoughts on “My Schedule

  1. Paul, I plan on attending your Starbucks signing, which combines two of my favorite things: books and frothy coffee drinks. I will put the Pen It! conference on my calendar too. Do you know what time your presentation is scheduled? I would love to hear your thoughts about journalism and especially book writing, since I would love to take that plunge.
    Becky Claxton

    • Peppermint mocha, nonfat no whipped… yes! Looking forward to seeing you. Not sure about my time slot at the writers conference yet. I think they’re filling up the final slots.

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